Having recently received a bit of bad news, the perfect antidote was clearly to go for a Bradford Curry, and to include a few sherbet's en route.
With this in mind I recruited the long suffering Dad into the scheme, and off we ventured:
|As with so many of my Bradford Curry eating adventures, they start here at Guiseley train station. |
Only a 20 minute train journey to curry Nirvana.
|First stop was the Sparrow Bier Cafe. |
A fine cafe bar just behind Bradford Market there.
Lots of speciality beer including
local real ales as well as continental brews.
I had some Belgian loopy juice - La Chouffe!
They stock some nice wines too.
|Next up the classic Fighting Cock. |
Nestled down side streets, it's easy to walk by -
as did I for countless years -
but it's a place not to be missed.
Ask any local and I'm sure
they will be able to point you in the right direction.
|Inside t'Cock is very pleasant, so don't be put off by it's perhaps|
rather intimidating exterior. A swift Chimay Blue was the order of the day.
|Bradford is very photogenic too. Here is a shot |
of Lumb Lane Mills. I can only imaging what these
places must have been like when they were in full swing?
|The Barracks Tavern on Lumb Lane. Not for the faint|
hearted it must be said. The smoking ban seems to be
more of a guide line here than a rule!
|Finally to the Sweet Centre - this is after all a Curry Blog|
not a drinking Blog! Starters of lamb chops and fish pakora.
My lamb chops seemed a little soggy, as if microwaved
rather than tandoored? Tasted good though with an
excellent and strong blend of spices. Quite sharp on the
tongue as if marinated with plenty of citrusy juices.
Fish pakora was brilliant. Soft flaky fish in a delicately
|One final pint in t'Shouder helped somewhat to put behind|
me the curry I'd just had. However, my stomach had been
turned to such an extent that all I want ed to do was go home
and wallow in my own miseery!